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FOX News
Mar 11, 2011 9:00am EST
earthquakes the world has ever seen. 8.9 quake hting japan overnight. the waves now barreling towards the u.s. pictures we are seeing out of japan are unimaginable. it's wave after wave literally swallowing up cars, boats and homes. some terrifying moments in an airport outside of tokyo when the quake hit. watch this video. now there is one report. you find the capital city of tokyo. that report that confirmed. but an earthquake of horrific proportions causing buildings to shake and the tsunami that followed. seldom have we seen images like this. welcome to "america's newsroom." martha: this quake struck just after 3:00 p.m. local time in japan while most of us were sleeping. this was the scene. unbelievably powerful waves crashing ashore causing wired spread destruction. there are massive fires being dealt with and a nuclear emergency. we have more details on that. bill: there was so much to watch and do have, we'll do our best it, the 7th largest earthquake ever record. it's the largest to hit japan. evacuations underway in several coastal towns. trace gallagher joins us with more on that
FOX
Mar 17, 2011 10:00pm PDT
>>> the experts are down playing concerns about radiation reaching california as japan suspends helicopter air drops at the crippled nuclear plant. good evening everyone i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. low levels of radiation from japan are riding the winds over the pacific tonight. sounds ominous but is it? debra villalon joins us tonight where the department of health is monitoring the air for radiation levels in the area. >> reporter: the department is monitoring changes in the atmosphere. if the radiation does arrive, scientists here will be among the first to know. it's expected to hit our coast as early as tomorrow. so diluted. radiation will be more minuscule than measurable. >> we understand everybody's concern, radiation is scary stuff. >> reporter: officials cannot say it enough, they see no health hazards. >> i'm not sure that the vision or the model of a plume this far away is -- >> no one can predict what is going to happen at the plant tomorrow. >> reporter: that uncertainty is why so much technology at so many locations is aimed at sniffing out radi
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 12:00pm PDT
mallicoat. the shear magnitude of the catastrophe in japan is staggering. and the numbers are barely beginning to tell the story. the official death toll now stands at about 2800 from friday's earthquake and tsunami. 2,000 bodies washed up on shore today alone but one police chief estimates more than 10,000 have died in his province alone. meanwhile, there is more bad news from one of japan's damaged nuclear power plant, and randall pinkston reports, a third cooling system at the fukushima plant has failed. >> reporter: a second explosion at the crippled nuclear power plant in japan sent a huge column of smoke in the sky and all three reactors are in jeopardy of total meltdown. more than 120,000 people have been evacuated from a 12-mile area and many outside that zone are also leaving. >> we would like to be further away from the plant. >> reporter: in the hard-hit city here, government troops are picking through mountains of rubble searching for survivors. thousands are missing and feared dead. across the shattered northeast coast, millions are struggling for survival after friday's
FOX
Mar 17, 2011 5:00pm PDT
as soon as we get it. >>> top u.s. nuclear officials say it could take days even weeks to get japan's nuclear plant contained. officials have tried to use even water cannons. this is an animated model that shows what could happen to the plume of radiation from that damaged japanese reactor. federal officials say this does not pose a danger but here on the coast, scientists are keeping a watchful eye on that plume. as more people head out of japan into the united states, passengers are coming under new scrutiny as security agents begin screening for radiation. >>> meanwhile, president obama has been trying to reassure americans that we are safe. they don't expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the west coast or any other part of the united states. >> further more the centers of disease control do not recommend the people of the united states take precautionary measures beyond staying informed. >> the president also promised to keep americans up to date on the crisis in japan. >>> the california department of public health today joined with all of the others who were saying that
FOX
Mar 13, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> more devastation in japan this morning, as the death toll from that massive quake and tsunami rises. >> also, tens of thousands of people are forced out of their homes amid fears of a nuclear meltdown. >>> fundraising efforts are underway to help the people hurt by that devastating earthquake in japan. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to mornings on 2. it is sunday, march 13. >> we do have ktvu's crews here, and in tokyo. we're going to hear from them in a moment. >> first, let's check in with rosemary. >> sunrising at 7:24. still dark out there. in addition to clouds outside our door. that ahead of a storm. the sunrising at 7:24. the best news about that, the sun setting at 7:15. with cloudy conditions out there, we are warmer than we started yesterday. we're tracking the storm, and we'll talk about the wet active pattern, expected as we move through next week as well. all of that coming up in just a few moments. >>> this morning, there are near fears the death toll from the disaster could go over 10,000. this is new video that shows the severity of the disasters in th
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 7:00am PDT
're not sure exactly what's happening right now at a crippled nuclear plant in japan but it looks like things are getting a lot worse. >> reporter: cal state orders all of the students study in japan to come home. how the uc policy differs drastically. that and more. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> good morning. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. >>> there's some rain showers coming down. let's get right to steve. >>> well, it's ended now. it's more drizzly, light rain. there's not a lot going on. the computer shows the system moving through. there will be drier air coming in behind that. we're not done yet. there is a little bit of rain towards the east bay but everything seems to be falling apart. towards the south bay there's been light showers, back to the mountains. peninsula, things are on dry side. as we go out wide, you can see there's nothing out in the north bay. >> the roads are wet. so sal has an update on that. >>> this is on the border of orinda and la fayette. this has traffic backed up all the way out to walnut creek. that's a good long way. it's backed up past the ha
FOX
Mar 15, 2011 5:00pm PDT
from japan is diluted into the atmosphere. that no one more than a few miles of the plant is at risk. this afternoon, federal officials said labs advisory center is at this hour actively tracking the plume. they declined to provide details or let me inside today. these pictures are from my most recent visit. the fire, however, is worry. lifting potentially radioactive particles into stronger winds. still, even the much more serious explosive meltdown sickened no one more than 30 miles away. >> it's not the radiation risk, it's an issue. it's really the technology is probably at risk. because of the perception. >> reporter: the perception of risk. i want to show you this website. this is a real time live radiation network recording of radiation levels across the country. you can see the numbers here in the san francisco about 32. the numbers up and down the coast all very low. only until about 130 counts per minute is there any concern. in 53 years, there has never been a single death in the united states from nuclear power accidents. now you should combine that with the fact that 3
FOX
Mar 14, 2011 6:00am PDT
. >>> time now 6:01. how the bart crews work nonstop after a train derailed in concord. >>> japan's earthquake becomes even more terrifying with reports of a new explosion at a power plant. >>> things are getting back to normal for bart riders in the east bay. we'll have the latest from the station where a train derailed yesterday. >>> in santa cruz the tremendous task of pulling up more than a dozen folks from under water. >>> the situation in japan continues to grow tire with word of a possible third explosion at a nuclear power plant. it's all ahead on the ktvu morning news. >>> well good morning, to you welcome to monday march 14th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm claudine wong. let's start off with a quick look at your weather and traffic. >> good morning. we do have cloudage skies -- cloudy skies and rain. parts of the south bay and peninsula. highs will be in the mid to upper 60s. watch some of this rain starting to increase. if you are stepping out see that line forming from clayton to dan vail. here is an update on your traffic from sal. >>> the toll plaza we are getting a litt
ABC
Mar 16, 2011 11:00pm PDT
the battle to prevent a full blown nuclear catastrophe in japan. meanwhile, an anxious wait for a bay area woman whose husband is in japan trying to >>> japan's airports are about late tonight the state department started evacuating government workers and their families and told other americans to consider leaving immediately. chartered planes will be brought in to help private citizens who want to go. tonight the nuclear crisis is on the verge of becoming a catastrophe as water dumping helicopters work to stop a meltdown at the fukushima nuclear plant. 5* handful of brave men inside are facing disaster with water hoses. good evening. those workers, the so-called fukushima 50 are hungry and tired. these brave men are voluntarily working under conditions they know could kill them. alan wang is here with more on the desperate efforts to stop this meltdown. >> it is now believed the crippled plant is asking older workers to volunteer for this mission because even if they are exposed to massive amounts of radiation, they would more likely die of old age. and de spet high levels
FOX
Mar 14, 2011 5:00am PDT
in concord allie rasmus. >>> time now 5:02. turning to japan where there is growing concern of report there is may have been a third explosion at a nuclear power plant. japanese government says a nuclear reactor lost its cooling capacity and in just the last half hour officials say nuclear fuel rods in the plant for fully exposed. two explosions have already been reported in two other nuclear reactors in the plant. the u.s. navy has started moving ships and aircraft away from the coast of japan. the estimated death toll has topped 10,000 from the earthquake and tsunami in japan. that is after 1,000 more bodies washed ashore an long japan's northeast coastline. large areas are still surrounded by water. they are unreachable. survivors in the hardest hit area have been without running water or electricity since that 8.9 quake hit on friday. ktvu jana katsuyama is in tokyo for us this morning. think will bring us a live update that is coming up in the next hour. >>> safety concerns will keep the traffic away from boat harbors. docks are unstable in some parts. there is also concerns they
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 10:00pm PDT
. officials in japan hope the helicopter bucket brigade can keep the reactors from overheating while the plant operators scramble to install a power line and use electricity to restore the reactor's cooling systems. >>> now, less than an hour ago, word came that the united states will start evacuating americans from japan, including private citizens and the families of u.s. personnel. president obama informed japan's prime minister of the plans tonight. the obama administration is chartering aircraft to accommodate americans who want to leave. also today the chairman of the u.s. regulatory commission says radiation near the fukushima plant is extremely high and damage at one reactor and worse than the japanese officials have acknowledged. >> and janna katsuyama just returned hours ago from tokyo. she is here now live. but how are the people feeling there now? >> well, it is a difficult situation there. walking through tokyo, the trains and the stations and the airport, there wasn't really any signs of panic or chaos. but we did find many foreigners quietly leaving. driving from tokyo to hanita
FOX
Mar 14, 2011 5:00pm PDT
have been stopped due to the earthquake. >> it's been problematic. >> reporter: a main concern in japan is power. with the destruction to the power lines, the companies are concerned about blackouts. so they decided to do rolling black outs through the rest of the month on a daily basis. what they have told us, there are 23 wards that will not be effected. we understand from our taxi driver, that some of the major companies have shut down for the day, even though it's monday. >> reporter: put on the television news reports where there have been breaking news from the power companies. but i wanted to show you one thing, since we arrived here, we have experienced some 2, 3 aftershocks and it's rocked the hotel room. i was in the middle of an interview and it was rocking the building. i wanted to show you the cell phone that i got has an earthquake setting and when i set that, as soon as i got here it started ringing like crazy. just seconds before the aftershock. it's really been an uneasy situation here for people in tokyo because here we are days after and you are still feeling the shak
NBC
Mar 15, 2011 6:00am PDT
>>> japan faces the potential of a nuclear catastrophe. find out what's happening with a crippled nuclear power plant. >> and tokyo, evacuees are fleeing that city. >> cries for help. how the bay area is responding to the crisis in japan. i'm bob redell. that story coming up in a live report. >> it is tuesday, march 15th. as we take a live look outside in the south bay. rain in the works this week. this is "today in the bay." >> and good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. it is straight up 6:00. i'm brent cannon? and i'm laura garcia-cannon. let's check that forecast with christina. >> good morning to you, laura and brent. we have some really active -- got an active radar for you this morning. we're noticing more and more of those lightning strikes offshore. really ripe atmosphere out there for the formation of some thunderstorms as we head throughout today, especially this afternoon, and we are seeing quite a bit of rain moving into the bay area right now. especially san francisco getting pretty steady rain. yellows embedded here within the green. moderate rain coming dow
NBC
Mar 14, 2011 4:00am PDT
>>> this morning on "early today," wall of destruction. death toll soars in japan as authorities race to head off nuclear meltdowns. >>> shock waves. the situation in japan raises fears over moouk power plants here at home. >>> and whiteout. a late winter blizzard leaves hundreds of motorists stranded in north dakota. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> a very good morning to you. today we begin with a country in crisis. in japan, rescuers are searching for signs of life beneath the rubble as the clock ticks in the wake of friday's epic disaster. japanese police say that they have recovered another 1,000 bodies that washed along the shore adding to a mounting death toll already thought to be above 10,000. nbc's kristen dahlgren joins us with the latest. good morning to you. >> good morning, veronica. there have now been more than 300รง aftershocks registered he. there were new warnings today, and now the possibility of a nuclear accident. with heavy equipment and bare hands, rescue workers continue the desperate search for survivors. virtually every piece of debris
FOX
Mar 14, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> also, new nuclear concerns in japan that there is a direct connection to the u.s. navy. >>> it's been an anxious morning for some b.a.r.t. comcommuters -- commuters. >>> right now, hundreds of bay area community college students and their supporters are heading north to the state's capitol. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning to you. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's monday, march 14th. >>> just hours ago, b.a.r.t. took -- took care of one problem. >> sal has more on the coverage. >> what happened? >> the system is running well. allie rasmus has more. >> reporter: well, right now, there are delays of trains coming in san francisco. at the concord station. that brought the strain line and traffic to a complete standstill. news chopper 2 was overhead when it happened. b.a.r.t. officials still don't know why that derailment happened. crews worked overnight to remove the derailed tank -- train. at 4:00 a.m. this morning, the work was complete and selves was restored. back out here live, there were delays. when we talked to commuters this morning, they are re
KOFY
Mar 14, 2011 9:00pm PDT
. this is abc news, japan. >> she just mentioned iodine tablet. one pharmacy we spoke to in santa cruz says there they have been sold out of tablet because of concern about radiation. public health experts say there is very little risk of the radioactive material actually reaching california unless the disaster gets worse in japan. even then the public health threat probably we are told by experts would be very small. one expert at lawrence livermore lab told us tonight that particle from asia could reach the united states in about 80 hours but that depend on the jet stream. talk about the jet stream and weather pattern involved here we'll turn to our weather expert spencer christian who is watching that for us tonight. >> let me start by shoying the current position of the jet stream and let's talk about how useful the jet stream is as tool and weather forecasting. narrow band in powerful wind. steering current for the weather system and jet stream can be forceful with winds up to 300 miles per hour and much mild we are winds down to 100 miles per hour so that could cause moisture or w
NBC
Mar 14, 2011 5:00am PDT
. >> thanks a lot, mike. we begin with the latest from japan. rescue workers are racing against time to find survivor. but the body count continues to rise with thousands more victims discovered. kristen dahlgren is in tokyo and she says there are now worries about another nuclear reactor. >> reporter: with heavy equipment and bare hands rescue workers continue the desperate search for survivors but virtually every piece of debris moved away reveals an increasingly grim scene. >> translator: my relatives and friends are missing after this tsunami destroyed the village. they were all washed away. >> reporter: in one area reports of some 2,000 bodies found. the unofficial count more than 10,000 still missing. for the survivors of the quake, surviving the aftermath is proving just as challenging. as temperatures dip below freezing, for many there is no food, no water, no electricity. not even gas to make it to safety. the sirens still sound as aftershocks and more tsunami warnings bring fresh panic. then another hydrogen explosion, this time in the number three reactor at the fukushima daiichi
CBS
Mar 13, 2011 11:00pm PDT
. the nuclear crisis in japan has just gotten worse. in the past few hours a second explosion has occurred inside one of the plants crippled by the tsunami and earthquake. six people were injured. the containment vessel is reportedly in tact. not known if any additional radiation has been released. some reports feeling the explosion some 25 miles away. linda yee has the latest on the nuclear crisis. >> reporter: another hydrogen explosion rocked the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant following yesterday's hydrogen plant blast in unit 1. it is broken into two sections. four faulty reactors at one and three faulty reactors out of six at the other. one exploded. experts feared pressure building up and now unit 3 has blown. more than 180,000 people have been evacuated from the area. up to 150 may have been exposed to radiation. officials are trying to reassure people saying the radiation is not life threatening. >> we were flightenned but the radiation turned out to be nothing to worry about. >> reporter: not everyone believes this and there are three-hour waits to check in for a flight to
FOX
Mar 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, the death toll continues to rise in japan. right now it stands at nearly 3800. officials say it could top 10,000. people have been evacuated and those within 20 miles are being told to remain indoors. >>> ktvu's jana is in tokyo where it is now 10:00 a.m. on wednesday morning. she joins us live now via skype with the latest on what's happening. >> reporter: julie and frank, woke up this morning, it's about 10:00 a.m. and the big headline is the radiation. a lot of concerns just four hours ago that there was a fire at the fukushima plant. a worker apparently was going by and saw smoke coming out of that. it looks like it's contained, but a lot of concern. we do have video of an area that has had quite a bit of problems and one thing we're hearing is that there's going to be a cold blast that will come over the country today, possibly bringing snow to that area. you can just imagine how much more difficult that will make relief efforts and not only for the earthquake evacwees, but now you mention coming from the fukushima radiation danger zone. one thing i have to point out, there are workers
KOFY
Mar 16, 2011 9:00pm PDT
plant in japan. right now, emergency workers are risking their lives to prevent a complete nuclear meltdown. crews began the first of four helicopter water drops. at the same time, workers on the ground are using a water cannon meant for riots to shoot water directly into one of the reactors. it is a desperate last ditch effort to keep spent nuclear fuel rods from melting. in a potentially troubling sign white steam was again seen rising from three of the reactors. radiation levels at the plant dangerously high. japan's electric company is working desperately to reconnect power at the plant today. meantime, damning reports about the owner of the japanese power plant. accord to the australian, the owner falsified safety data and said in 1989 tokyo electric injected air into the containment vessel of a reactor number one to lower the leak rate and when caught apologized for "dishonest practices." now, abc's martha raddatz with the latest on the last ditch effort to saint planet. >>> 50 workers inside the plant working in the dark with nothing but flash lights wearing overalls and hea
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 5:00am PDT
. traffic is moving well. let's go back to the desk. >>> thank you, sal. today in japan there is an increasingly desperate effort to prepresent a meltdown at a power plant. helicopters have been sent in to dump water on the plant's nuclear reactors trying to cool them down. up to 70% of the fuel rods may have been damaged. special testing centers have been set up near the plant to test the people for radiation exposure. >>> low levels of radiation have been detected as far south as tokyo. >> reporter: good morning, pam. this crisis the nuclear crisis in january pan intensified -- in japan intensified again with another reactor having a leak coming from it. work has returned to the damage after being evacuated when radiation levels fluctuated. just a number of set backs. another fire was discovered wednesday morning at the number four reactor building. government officials are also concerned about a possible breech in the containment vessel for reactor number three. they are worried it could be releasing radio active steam. >> around 8:30:00 a.m. today at the nuclear powe
MSNBC
Mar 13, 2011 10:00am EDT
. these pictures are from myoko, japan. we'll look at fresh pictures from those that witness and stood right there capturing the tsunami as it enveloped their surroundings. these are pictures that are hard to believe, but you're seeing them, and they're the proof of it all. good morning. i'm alex witt, and this is msnbc sunday. we have three big developments to tell you about in japan. first, the country's top government spokesman says a partial meltdown is most likely underway. the nuclear power plant reactor, about 170 miles north of tokyo. three reactors at that plant lost their cooling functions in the aftermath of an active earthquake and tsunami. meanwhile, massive vacs are underway for a 12 mile radius around those nuclear plants. more than 200,000 residents have been forced to leave their homes. one japanese official says nine people have already tested positive for high radiation levels on their skin and clothing. the number of dead continues to climb. officials say at least 1,200 people now have died. however, that number is expected to rise and potentially dramatically. >>> we are
ABC
Mar 17, 2011 11:00pm PDT
a damaged nuclear reactor in japan. it is a desperate effort to prevent spent fuel rods from over heating. smoke billowing from the reactor but the cause is unclear. good evening everyone. crews are also close to reconnecting electricity at 2 of those reactor which could help with the cooling. >> japan now agreed to accept technical help from the u.s. and the head of the international atomic energy agency just arrived. latest picture rae veal how far gone the reactor really are. explosion and blazing heat have reduced the unit to rav sanjay gupta skeleton. emergency worker continue desperate effort to drown the over heated core with sea water from the air and from the ground using water cannon made to subdue rioters. flight operators put in a new power line to restore electricity and get water pump working again. if that fails the pentagon has shipped in american pumps. workers have to operate them continuing to defy death. in reactor 4 the water in the fuel rod pool is critically low if any left. without water the rod ignite and send smoke into the atmosphere. reactor 3 a 5 foo
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2011 2:00pm EDT
countries like japan -- excuse me -- china and india. there is not a lot of overlap in those the use -- those views. you have an opportunity to agree with steve and me to come back where we can -- to come back to where we can get things done. you can make the case in a practical sense of what difference transit and your investment has made in your community, what difference it makes in terms of the fabric of the community, the environment, being able to deal with social equity. you have a case to make. i am proud of what we have done in portland, oregon over the last 30 years. transit made it possible for portland to be the nation's most popular european city. there is a joke about young people going there to retire. but the quality of life is good enough that people feel like they are retiring. we have an opportunity to stress in our downtown, our neighboring community. we give people transportation choices. there has been spectacular re- investment that would not have been possible had it not been for transit. we need you to advocate for what transit means to you now and what it wi
NBC
Mar 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
been limited to the area surrounding the plant itself. >> many people across japan pause for a moment of silence to remember the victims and for those missing. the death toll from the magnitude 9.0 quake is projected at more than 10,000 people. >> it is obvious in the quake of such a tragedy, people all over the bay area want to find a way to help and give back. >> george is back from tokyo and is joining us from the san jose buddhist church where volunteers are accepting donations. but first we want to go to tracey at the japanese kl chural and community center. volunteers are working the phone. we see them behind you. a massive telethon is underway. this is a remarkable fund-raising effort, isn't it? >> as you know, nbc bay area and comcast have been working together all day long to bring you this telethon. it's been going on since 7 a.m. i want you to take a look at these volunteers over here, busy answering phone calls from people who want to donate money to help the victims of the japan earthquake and tsunami. some people have been asking for the last week, what can i do to help?
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 5:00am PDT
in the u.s. >>> and more than 10,000 people are feared dead from the earthquake and tsunami in japan. more than 1800 are confirmed dead. more than 1400 are still missing. large areas of the countryside are still surrounded by water and mud. >>> one local effect the damaged santa cruz harbor that will stay closed until next weekend. 18 boats sank and 100 others were damaged when the waves came in after the 8.9 quake in japan. so far two sunken vessels have been recovered and this morning crews are evaluating the damaged and prioritizing boat recovery efforts based on the risk of pollution. the coast guard is enforcing a safety zone meaning boats cannot travel through it. but owners do have access now to their vessels. >>> it is 5:04. let's check weather and traffic. first julie watts. >> good morning. scattered showers out the door this morning. fog along the coast. so be mindful of that and across some bridges. very light scattered showers lingering throughout the morning hours. a closer look. light rainfall from the west to the east. as we move to the second half of the day we'll start t
CNN
Mar 17, 2011 9:00am EDT
to start leaving japan, they can. >> wolf blitzer traveling with the secretary of state, thank you so much. we know that american companies have already started doing this, getting their employees out, moving their employees and their families in some cases and people who have been working in tokyo, now working in other cities further south, getting their families out of the country. we know companies have started doing this. >> many in the airport trying to get out. that does it for us. >> "cnn newsroom" with carol costello starts right now. >> happy st. patrick's day day to you guys, too. 9:00 a.m. on the east coast and 6:00 a.m. on the west. helicopters and fire trucks move in and pour water on an overheating reactor site. the latest desperate attempt to reduce radiation levels at the damaged nuclear plant and, so far, it appears to be failing. >>> the u.s. begins vaticevacua families of diplomatic staff and help other americans get out of the area as well. >>> in the meantime, the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami is rising yet again. the latest numbers, more than 5,400 people
KRON
Mar 14, 2011 11:00pm PDT
>>> disaster and devastation continue after the deadly earthquake in japan. one of the concerns, fires and explosions at failing nuclear power plant located near the epicenter of the earthquake. we have the latest developments tonight, including fallout concerns surrounding the nuclear power plant and what experts are saying about the possibility radiation could reach the west coast of the u.s. >>> the situation continues to change after friday's devastating earthquake. here is the latest. the death toll is more than 2400 and expects to rise as high as 10,000. more than 3,000 people are missing. thousands may have been swept away in the tsunami. 450,000 people are in shelters. the earthquake was upgraded to 9.0, making it the 4th largest in the world. explosions and fires are reported at the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant. radiation levels there are up. kron 4's jonathan bloom has the latest at the plant and the overall radiation threat there and here. >> reporter: an explosion at fukushima daiichi sents a cloud of smoke and huge chunks of debris flying into the air. the
ABC
Mar 14, 2011 2:05am EDT
, and los angeles are joining rescuers from japan and other countries. highly drained dogs are able to detect live victims who might be buried in the debris. the teams land the at a u.s. air base about 150 miles north of sendai. >>> the nuclear fears from this crisis in japan are only raising concerns here in the u.s. what if such a disaster ever hit us here at home? david kerley has more on that. >> reporter: japan had never declared a nuclear emergency. it is dealing with six runaway reactors. two in dire shape. >> two reactors now where we have core that is partially melted. this is unprecedented. >> reporter: the good news, inside those buildings, the hot nuclear cores and their primary containment housings are said to be intact. but with no electricity, the japanese are reportedly using firetrucks, taking the drastic step of pumping sea water into the cores and flooding the containment housings of both reactors. a last-ditch effort to cool the cores to stop the nuclear reaction. >> we are at a reactor tipping point. either over the next 24 to 48 hours they'll get coal of these
FOX
Mar 17, 2011 7:00am PDT
17th. >>> in japan, crews are finishing laying a new cable. it will supply more reliable electricity needed to keep the reactors cool at an earthquake- damaged nuclear plant. restoring electricity to the plant is the best way to avoid a meltdown. nuclears have been overheating since the tsunami knocked out the cooling systems and also destroy thed the -- destroyed the generator. crews were flying missions about 40 minutes each to limit their radiation exposure from the helicopters. >>> meanwhile, the united states has authorized the first evacuations of americans. the state department says chartered planes will be brought in to help private american citizens wishing to leave japan. >>> u.s. citizens are also being urged to defer all nonessential travel to any part of that country because unpredictable wind conditions could spread radioactive contamination. and the u.s. is still telling americans living -- living within 50 miles of the damaged plant to leave the area or at least remain indoors while the japanese government is limiting its warning to people living within 12 miles of th
ABC
Mar 14, 2011 5:00am PDT
and running. >> thousands of people are evacuated from neighborhoods around a nuclear power plant in japan after an explosion there. engineers are trying to stop nuclear meltdowns from the earthquake in tsunami. >> prompting santa clara county to launch a new notification system for cellphones. >> here's a live look at a foggy bay bridge this morning. we have lingering moisture that's going to create more fog during the morning and -- golden gate bridge, i'm sorry -- live doppler 7 hd to see where the rain is right now and where it's going. >> mike, also a fog advisory, that issued by the chp with bart back on time. >> frances, thank you very much. thank you for joining us on this monday morning. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. all waking up a little foggy this morning. you might be, too. it is 5:10, not 4:01. >> that's kristen sze. let's get to the news this morning. good news there for east bay bart riders. the concord station reopened an hour ago after crews worked through the night to clean up damage from a derailment yesterday. two thompson is live at concord bart. sue? >> good m
FOX
Mar 14, 2011 10:00pm PDT
deer a i'm heather holmes. >>> four days have now passed since the great earthquake in japan and the crisis there appears to be getting worse by the hour. japan's prime minister kan says radiation is escaping and posing a health threat. this is a high risk of nuclear power plant explosions. the official death toll from the quake and tsunami is more than 2400 but it is still expected to climb much higher. the geological survey recalculated it and now puts the magnitude at 9 up from an 8.9. >>> threw new problems at the football game machinery a die eachy nuclear plant. it is in one of the hardest hit areas and today there was an explosion at the number 2 reactor. japanese officials say the containment structure had been damaged to what tent is not clear. and a fire probing out at the number 4 reactor but it was extinguished, they asked a nuclearening here in the bay area about the possibility of a complete meltdown. >> we don't know how much of the core is destroyed, so until we know that or up til there's some evidence of more serious events, it's contained. >> japan's prime
CBS
Mar 15, 2011 5:00am PDT
: scouring the rubble in japan, the recovery of bodies continues. the death toll climbs. and the threat of more danger looms. the fukushima dai-ichi power plant is unstable with another explosion and fire tuesday, leading to unhealthy levels of increased radiation, which later decreased. >> we need now for everybody to move out of the 20-kilometer radius from the number one plant. we would like to ask you to remain indoors at home or in your offices. >> reporter: and a 30-kilometer radius no-fly zone is now in effect over the plant. some 800 workers evacuated. only 50 remain to carry out essential work. for survivors of the deadly quake and tsunami, raw emotion surfaced as reunions and search for loved ones continue. >> it feels like the end of the world. and i have seen the look on people's faces right after an experience like this, and they are just in deep, deep shock. >> reporter: this american english teacher in japan was finally able to communicate with his parents in the states. this is how he describes living in the aftermath of the devastation. >> the damage is just -- it's cra
NBC
Mar 17, 2011 5:00am PDT
japan this morning, where military helicopters are now being pulled away from the damaged nuclear reactor in japan. just a few hours after those same chopper, used combat-style tactics trying to contain the radiation. two chinook helicopters have been dumping at least four loads of seawater on to the damaged reactor, as you see here. those helicopters are now grounded as experts evaluate if the operation was successful. there are conflicting reports on the conditions at the plant. outside experts say the dumping of this water means there's no cooling water left at the plant. the japanese officials deny that claim. plant operators are racing now to try to finish a new power line as well that could restore the original cooling system in an attempt to try to slow the nuclear reactor crisis and prevent a meltdown. >>> also new this morning, the obama administration is ordering the first evacuations of americans out of japan. the state department says it will charter planes to help americans who want to escape potential radiation. a voluntary evacuation is also in place for the familie
FOX
Mar 18, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> we've learned a diplomat is confirming radio active fallout from japan has reached southern california. but we have the reason why bay area residents should not be concerned. >>> there's still disturbing overnight news from japan. the big change in the nuclear threat level. >>> also, why this is a nerve- racking morning for thousands of bay area parents. "mornings on 2" begins right now. >>> well, good morning. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's friday, march 18th. >>> rain falling in parts of the bay area, windy out there and the big storm is on the way, right, steve? >> that's correct. we've had pockets of moderate rain and then we'll get areas where it's cloudy and the rain lets out. it's already moving in towards mendocino county and for the bay, it's beginning to show itself across the coast. there's area where the rain has picked up, especially towards napa and down towards rodeo and cordelia. south bay had a little bit of rain. looks like it's let up. on the peninsula, there's one band that went through. there's still plenty to come. this front will give us mo
FOX
Mar 18, 2011 5:00am PDT
traffic is going to be okay still. 5:00 let's go back to the desk. >>> today japan increased the alert of its nuclear crisis from a level four to a level five on a scale of seven. that level five puts the japanese nuclear incident at the same level of the 1979 five mile disaster. fire trucks are spraying water on over heated nuclear reactors. they are still trying to prevent a meltdown and they are trying to install a new power line to that plant hoping to get the cooling systems working again. >>> the radio active plume from japan is expected to pass over southern california sometime today. but health experts say there is no cause for concern. ktvu channel 2 reporter jade hernandez is over at uc berkeley again this morning. one of the places they will be monitoring the radiation levels today. >> reporter: good morning they all say the same thing. harmful levels of radiation aren't expected to descend on the bay area. this is a computer generated model that somehows the -- that shows the area of the plume making its way over from japan. the epa does not expect harmful levels of radiati
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 7:00am PDT
in japan. another explosion overnight rocks a crippled nuclear power plant as concerns grow over a possible meltdown. along the shattered coastline a thousand bodies are found as the death toll soars. japan's prime minister calling this their worst crisis since world war ii. millions face the day with no power, no water, no food. we have more on the survivors and the humanitarian effort "early" this monday morning, march 14, 2011. thanks for joining us on this monday morning. you can see, these are some of the images which have been coming in and frankly they speak for themselves. unimaginable. >> the devastation we saw friday morning and now in the days after this disaster in japan we continue to get more images, more video of exactly the impact that this is having on this nation and the people. damage estimates in the tens of billions of dollars, but you can't put a dollar figure on the loss of life and death toll estimates continue to increase hour by hour. >> they do. you know how well prepared japan was. the sheer magnitude of this catastrophe is staggering. the numbers barely begin to
NBC
Mar 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
japan. three explosions and one fire has now happened at that facility since it was damaged by last week's earthquake and subsequent tsunami. >> the call is out tonight -- evacuate. there is real fear that the situation is spiraling toward something much worse. more than just power outages and supply shortages. >> a new day in japan means new fears. it's wednesday morning and tens of thousands of people are on the move, including our own george kariama, changing his travel plans as well to avoid any potential health risk. he joins us from tokyo via skype. residents and journalists are now leaving tokyo. is there any sense of panic there? >> reporter: i would say a sense of urgency is the best way to describe it. not a sense of panic. when i looked outside the 18th floor window here and looked down, you can see people are going about your business. but you can definitely feel there's a sense of urgency when we're out and about early this morning, late last night. you can see that there is concern, there is worry, and in some cases, there is fear. i don't think there is a sense of panic. y
KRON
Mar 15, 2011 7:00am PDT
>> darya: 70 a.m. the new crises at the power play and japan continues. >> mark: the police are looking for the shooter's after five people are shot overnight. >> darya: the kron 4 morning news at 7:00 a.m. start to melt. >> life from the bay area new station this is the kron 4 morning news. >> mark: good morning tuesday march 15, 2011. >> louisa: right now scattered showers we saw on and push through now pushing off to the east. where'swe are seeing scatd showers but for the most part we are seeing a light rain, pitcher scattered showers to the north bay as well. current temperatures right now in to the '50s. as we move through the day today, by the time the store moves through we could get one- quarter of an inch-three- quarters of the bench. that's where we will pick up the most break today. by wednesday, thursday weaker systems will move through. friday breezes store meant, notice how widespread we all are also going to see heavier downpours. by the afternoon staying cooler into the upper 50s as '60s. south bay could work its way up and to the mid-60s today. here's your
ABC
Mar 17, 2011 5:00am PDT
our help. >> the state department is providing aircraft to help americans leave japan and wants to evacuate americans 50 miles of the plant. the japanese zone is much smaller. tokyo's airport is packed with people leaving. like a 15-year-old sent by parents to stay with family in washington. >> they went me to come so i'll be safe. >>> chief cabinet secretary the u.s. government has taken a cautious approach. in the evacuation zone, one man says we are isolated. we are being left here to die. >> skeleton crew remains at the nuclear plant. workers are running out of food. the father has accepted his fate like a death sentence. >>> united nations forecast says the radioactive plume will hit the alou shan i can't understand today before reaching southern california tomorrow. but it will be diluted and have minor consequences. the u.s. environmental protection agency says it's moving 40 mobile radiation detectors around the rim and there are 12 monitors one in san francisco, san jose and sacramento. you can see the data montsd on the government's website. we have a link to that at w
FOX News
Mar 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
and the libyan government agreed, allegedly, to a cease-fire. we have a live report. >> in japan, crews are continuing the massive water drop open the reactors as the u.s. military is on stand by. the latest ahead. >> and good morning, americans. today the government will borrow $5 billion. and the fix day what this means to you, straight ahead. you are watching "fox and friends" beginning right now. thank you for joining us. we have breaking news because a plane has been shot down over libya and we are live in benghazi with the latest. what do we know? >> good morning. benghazi is under attack from deaf's army. there are taverns in the city of benghazi, the second largest city with a million resident although many have fled the city. there was incoming fire, possibly from a war ship in the mediterranean. and possibly from above. now, we have to caution viewers we do not know if the plane shot down belonged to the lynnian army or opposition forces. the rebels had a couple of jetss and it is possible us was trying to reach the tanks. we do not know it it is an opposition jet but it was s
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 4:30am PDT
commute? >> the death toll skyrockets from the quake in japan as the second nuclear plants explodes. how the u.s. is responding to the radiation risk. >>> good morning. it is monday, march 14. i'm elizabeth wenger. sydnie has the morning off. >> i'm frank mallicoat. time 4:30. did you have a good weekend? >> i did. are you still adjusting to the time change? i feel a little off, more than usual. >> it's actually 3:30 so that's a little early. >> and it's monday. >> julie watts made it in today and i guess the forecast is a little damp today. did you guys notice did you try and set your iphone for 2 a.m.? you can't do it. >> you mentioned this last year. >> it happens every year and drives me crazy. >> mine went backwards. >> mine still didn't go off. i'm still waking up, folks. we have some showers out there. newark towards fremont and west of pleasanton this morning. light scattered showers lingering throughout the early- morning hours as we head on into later today we'll dry out. but wetter and cooler conditions are on the way. we'll talk more about that coming up. but first, check yo
CBS
Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm PDT
resulting in extremely high radiation levels. a nuclear expert in japan says a separate reactor that is already melting down used plutonium. the white house is warning u.s. citizens to stay at least 50 miles away from that site, far more than the 20 miles japan is recommending. and millions have minimal food and water and are living in snowy and rainy conditions. more than 4300 are confirmed dead but officials believe that number will jump above 10,000. >>> another day of talk about a nuclear meltdown has touched off debate about radiation levels. now, most health experts agree that we have little to fear. simon perez has more on how people are exposed to radiation in their life every day. simon. >> reporter: dana, a lot of people are concerned about what is happening in japan and whether it could actually cross the pacific ocean and get here to california and the united states. but the fact of the matter is radiation is already here as you said exposed to it every day as you say. >> there is no way to avoid it. it is very small amounts. >> reporter: this radiation biologist say
FOX
Mar 20, 2011 7:00am PDT
design that survivers are still out there in japan. >>> an international superstar who once hoped to be haiti's next president is shot overnight. >>> let's take a look outside. the roads are still wet. it has been a busy night overnight, and we're going to talk live with the chp, next. >>> good morning to you, giving you a look at somersault this morning. southwesterlies 10 to 15 miles per hour. 46degrees, slightly warmer than yesterday. unsettled weather remains in the forecast. >>> the storm kept chp officers busy overnight. rains are going to continue to fall. with us right now is sam morgan to talk about what the situation is. good morning. >> good morning. how are you? >> i'm good, how are you? how was the night last night? i'm sure it was nonstop busy for you guys. >> officers were busy. most we had were spinouts, and what we call property damage only collision. that mostly results from motorists driving too fast, and following too closely. >> yeah. >> go ahead. >> sorry. when you guys are out there, is the main problem speed? everyone knew the storm was coming, the roads ar
FOX
Mar 22, 2011 6:00am PDT
>>> why roughly 500 members of military families from japan are choosing to leave and rush return -- and return to the united states. >>> scattered showers. try that again. scattered showers out there right now. does this lead to more rain tonight and tomorrow? >>> plus caught off by a rock slide. see how many people are stranded in their homes. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us on this tuesday march 22nd i'm pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. here is steve. >> we do have cloudy skies. light rain showers around. nothing too heavy right now. it is a sign of things to come for later on. just hit and miss like take a little paint brush and flicking it there. you can see a couple showers there on the caldecott tunnel. skyline and also toward m rain county. the rain and wind will pick up. look for a cloudy to mostly cloudy stayday. here is sal. >>> right now traffic looks good on westbound 92 heading out to the high-rise. see the live picture of the san mateo bridge it looks pretty nice. and this mornings drive looks okay on highway 101. a comple
ABC
Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm PDT
have been dangerously high. japan's electric company is working now to reconnect power at the plant today. and you're watching live pictures of this attempt to cool down the reactors. some people are worried about potential for radiation poisoning here. and scientists insist there is no real reason to worry. wayne freedman is here with today's developments. >> the situation has americans worrying about their own safety tonight. they hear about this radio activity and they're concerned about east west, and wind patterns. to minimize fears deploying 40 more radiation monitors around the rim. and they'll supplement permanent ones you can see labeled in san francisco. anyone can access data. you'll see it on the right side of the screen allowinging you to see what independent sigh dwrichbts are saying. there is no spike here. >> are we in danger? >> no. >> at all? >> i'd say no. >> that is asisment of a californian was a family not leaving here. he's more of an expert than the rest of us, kurt smith watches through the eyes of an environmental health scientist with a specialty in nuclea
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